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Syrian refugees suffering depression and stress
July 1, 2013 Middle East

Syrian refugees suffering depression and stress

Syrian refugees fleeing to Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have lost their homes, their belongings and their jobs or schools. They’ve witnessed war at home and faced a perilous journey to escape. Now, as refugees, they live in tents, makeshift apartments or in tiny rooms. In Lebanon, eight of ten need food, seven out of ten need shelter and three-quarters of the children have no access to education. See the whole article on blog.caritas.org.

Caritas reaching flood hit North India
June 28, 2013 Caritas Europa and Caritas Internationalis

Caritas reaching flood hit North India

The early monsoons have brought misery in the life of the people in Uttrakhand, which has been severely affected by floods and landslides following the torrential rainfall in the region since mid-June. The current death toll is raised more than 1000 people with at least 4000 people still stranded.

Floods 2013: Caritas CR aid in numbers
June 28, 2013 Humanitarian Aid

Floods 2013: Caritas CR aid in numbers

Flooding in June 2013 affected about 2,700 households. Caritas Czech Republic provided assistance to 2,124 persons and remains in the field. Caritas CR received and allocated material aid worth more than 6.5 million Czech crowns

June 26, 2013 Syria

Who will save my beloved Syria?

One evening while the electricity was down, I took a walk in the popular area of ​​Tabbalé in Damascus. In the small dark streets, people passed each other by, their flashlights in hand. It’s a popular area, where Christians, the poor from every region and people from rural areas mix. Bishop Antoine Audo, President of Caritas Syria.describe the situation in Syria. Read more on caritas.org.

Floods in northern India: Houses filled with silt
June 24, 2013 Caritas Europa and Caritas Internationalis

Floods in northern India: Houses filled with silt

North India has experienced heavy rainfall, triggering devastating floods and landslides in the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. These remote states are full of forests, hill ranges and snow-covered peaks. They are home to several pilgrimage sites and tourist attraction.

Caritas CR gave away material aid for valuing more than five million Czech crowns
June 24, 2013 Humanitarian Aid

Caritas CR gave away material aid for valuing more than five million Czech crowns

All the commotion caused by the floods dies down however, yet Caritas carries on with its assistance to people. In the areas affected, a social survey is being carried out and people are provided first with psychological aid, and teams of volunteers are helping to restore everything to its original condition. The total monetary donations have already exceeded 8.3 million CZK.

Syria refugees still undergoing a hard trial
June 23, 2013 Syria

Syria refugees still undergoing a hard trial

Cold and unfavorable conditions burden the lives of refugees in the countries where they have fled to from their homes. They ran away from violence and now they are facing another crisis – winter. In December, more than half a million refugees crossed the borders of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. Thousands more are coming these days.

Caritas provides help to Syrian refugees in Jordan
June 21, 2013 Middle East

Caritas provides help to Syrian refugees in Jordan

The situation in refugee camps and also in towns close to the Jordan-Syrian border has recently become much worse. This is because the conflict has moved closer to the border zone. Even though the way out of the country has been cut off and the influx of refugees into Jordan stymied, during the previous weeks the refugees have begun arriving again. At this moment around 500 people are crossing the border every day.

The humanitarian aid store of the Diocesan Caritas diocese in Litoměřice
June 20, 2013 Humanitarian Aid

The humanitarian aid store of the Diocesan Caritas diocese in Litoměřice

Those willing to help can bring in things  for the people struck by the floods. All the material is only going to be collected in the humanitarian store. It will be distributed upon request of mayors of the particular municipalities.

Caritas CR received Gratias Agit prize from Minister of Foreign Affairs
June 19, 2013 Press Releases

Caritas CR received Gratias Agit prize from Minister of Foreign Affairs

Twenty years work of Caritas Czech Republic in the field of aid to the needed ones was appreciated by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President and Director of Caritas CR received a diploma, badge and remarkable glass plastic.